Some prominent figures are reacting rather strongly to a report from CNN's Jim Acosta that Vice President might invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump's power should he become "more unstable."
Mary Trump, the president's niece and most prominent psychologist analyst, weighed in, "'More unstable' is the equivalent of having an amp that goes to 11."
Writer Tom Nichols had a pretty good take: "More unstable. How bad does it have to get? Nixon has some drinks and rails about enemies in the residence, and GOP senators are calling SECDEF to secure the nukes. Trump goes completely bye-bye and VP is like: Let's see if he thinks he's Gilgamesh before we do anything rash."
And actress Morgan Fairchild asked Pence, "More unstable than what? He almost got you killed last time."
Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted incredulously, "More unstable? Seriously?
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, asked, "More unstable? How much more? What more does Trump need to do to demonstrate he's become too unstable."
The hashtag #MOREUNSTABLE is obviously trending, with an endless parade of tweeters outdoing one another in working off the "more unstable" set up line. Here are some of the best so far, including some bank shots at Pence:
Mike Pence announces "well, ordering domestic terrorists to murder me, laughing and dancing as they raged, that's n… https://t.co/goEwIBlI9S— Howard ✡ (@Howard ✡)1610244145.0
HE INCITED HIS INSANE NAZI FOLLOWERS TO STORM THE US CAPITOL AND HAD TO BE BANNED FROM TWITTER HOW MUCH MORE UNSTAB… https://t.co/Mge2eOb5vb— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1610243036.0
In case Trump becomes more unstable? How is that possible? https://t.co/1pw9DlsRzw— THE G🤥P'S M🤥RAL BANKRUPTCY (@THE G🤥P'S M🤥RAL BANKRUPTCY)1610251792.0
"MORE unstable" is acknowledgement of unstable. What exactly is @VP waiting for, the flying monkeys? https://t.co/UhTdwUhD0d— Carl Jay Gerber (@Carl Jay Gerber)1610250786.0
I think I speak for all of us when I say that no one wants to see what “more unstable“ looks like, ok Mike?!??? https://t.co/ZNC3QjQCyr— Tara Ewald🥁🌸🛹🌸🥁 (@Tara Ewald🥁🌸🛹🌸🥁)1610243557.0
What would Trump have to do to be considered “more unstable”? Incite a riot or assassination attempt of VP Pence?..… https://t.co/9c7sTwYzY1— ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️ (@ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️)1610244355.0
Oh, “more unstable”. Because inciting an angry mob of rabid zombies to attack the Capital and inspire them to call… https://t.co/31LGEskhu9— Jo (@Jo)1610241879.0
Pence wants to wait to see if his boss becomes “more unstable.” What? If my boss was trying to kill me, I certa… https://t.co/cSoBJ02MJd— Deb WARRIOR WOMAN Farmer 🇺🇸 (@Deb WARRIOR WOMAN Farmer 🇺🇸)1610245145.0